Last updated by joyce at 2013-10-21
Flea markets refer to the small markets or stalls selling various second-hand and superfluous goods, consisting of several booths and varying in size. The commodities sold in the flea markets are mainly second-hand goods, superfluous goods and the clothes out of date, ranging from small ornaments to cars and TV sets. You can find nearly everything you want to buy with lower price. The price of the goods in flea markets ranges from 10％ to 30％ of the original price.
Flea markets enjoy a great popularity in a number of countries nowadays. China is no exception to this. In China, there are a number of flea markets with different sizes and different development stages, such as the famous Panjiayuan flea market in Beijing, university graduate flea market in Tianjin Business University and the popular internet flea markets.
Panjiayuan Flea Market
Panjiayuan flea market is located in Beijing and it’s one of the top 10 flea markets in the world, aiming to spreading folk culture. It covers an area of 48,500 square meters and consists of six operating areas, including the booth area, the modern collection area, the classical furniture area and the stone carving area. Panjiayuan flea market mainly sells the ancient and old goods, art and craft, collections and adornments, such as antiques, jade, musical instruments and handicraft works. At present, there are more than 4,000 business operators, among which, about 60% of the operators come from other provinces and areas. The market opens from 7:00 to 17:00 every Sunday and it’s the best time to get the cheap goods is the evening of the day.
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